of Fire Protection Terms
Drawings and Maps; Paper to CAD
Req's for Firestops
on Performance Based Codes
Spec. Section 07840 Firestopping
Sections to 07840
Joint Drawings 1
Joint Drawings 2
Joint Drawings 3
of Firestops in North America
Made Mineral Fibres
Protection Industry Links
Products and Equipment
& Paint Firestops
Slide Show 1 of 10 Basics
Slide Show 2 of 10 Code
Slide Show 3 of 10 No Seal
Slide Show 4 of 10 Deemed-to-comply
Slide Show 5 of 10 Misinstalled
Slide Show 6 of 10 Re-entered
Slide Show 7 of 10 Faulty Spec.
Slide Show 8 of 10 Proper Firestops
Slide Show 9 of 10 Test
Slide Show 10 of 10 Smoke and Trays
Exhaust Cleaning; Boiling-Hot Pressure Washing
Slide Show starts below
on each page too)
have tried to keep this slide show non-partisan, not trying to push
or diss any one product, although I'm not immune to having my own
personal biases. Please be patient. Some of the pages have
over a dozen pictures, which take
to download. If the topic interests you, it's worth the wait. You may
have to hit 'reload' or 'refresh' now and then to get all the pix to show.
The links below
follow a logical sequence. You're best advised to follow them in the
sequence laid out because one page builds upon the next. There are
many links within the text of most pages. Some are intended to bring
levity to otherwise dry subject matter. Also, if you're an engineer,
please don't be offended, but experience has taught me that for new
construction projects, firestopping
is best handled by the architect.
If you keep an open mind and go through the information, you
will probably agree with me.
criticisms, encouragement, bellyaching, please mail me.
Don't be bashful.
I don't know everything and would love to learn more. I will not open
attachments other than JPG or GIF pics though. I prefer that you
attach, rather than embed them.
Just click 'NEXT'
at the bottom or top of each page, or come back here and pick and
choose. The link bars on the top and bottom of each page will allow
you to navigate also.
The basics in fire protection
Legislative Baseline for Firestops in Ontario (Existing and New
Buildings) - DRY BUT WORTH PERUSAL
Bad Examples Type 1 - NO Firestop at all - a m a z i n g! North
America or Uganda???
Bad Examples Type 2 - Home-Made/Deemed-to-Comply 'Firestops'
Bad Examples Type 3 - Listed Firestops Misinstalled - or how to waste
money and lives FAST!
Bad Examples Type 4 - Listed Firestops - Re-entered, not Re-sealed in
high profile buildings
Bad Examples Type 5 - Un-coordinated Specifications and The Effect
(Idiocy) of Busting up the Firestop Workscope among all the trades
(should be a felony - Kingston pen. or looneybin stuff).
Proper Firestops - Doing it Right!
TESTING - Lessons from a ULC fire test
Lessons concerning Smoke Travel and Cable Tray Movement in a Fire